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Rated: 18+ · Book · Dark · #2213519
A book of poetry inspired by the images of Maggie Stiefvater's 'Raven's Prophecy Tarot'.
#987745 added July 10, 2020 at 1:02pm
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By Flickering Light
By Flickering Light

Tonight I'm going to flip the switch,
turn off the power
and put myself in darkness.
But it won't be dark for long
as I'm already prepared
with four candles
and a lighter to ignite the wicks.
They are a bit like a group of people
for I have made my choice
and selected a variety;
tall and thin,
short and round,
and the other two
somewhere in between.
Just like with people, their shape does not matter.
Position in relation to the air that flows
around the door-frame
counts for more.
Those four flames,
they all flicker
and flare
sending shadows flying everywhere.
In the dimness of candle-light
this room feels...
almost magical,
and I'll call on that feeling
and somehow I'll manage
to hear you whisper
in my ear
even though in distance
you are so very far from here.
Enough is enough - I'm going crazy!
I pull myself up to my feet and flip the switch
flooding the room with light
and the smell of slowly cooling wax
and smoke.

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